15 days in Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Blaskogabyggd is 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 57°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Black Sand Beach, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vik day trip planning app.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

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Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Reykjahlid

— 3 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 9th (Mon), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland, cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri day trip planning app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Brimketill) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik travel route builder.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.